Wolves v Everton – Match Preview

Wolves v Everton

Wolves stormed to the Championship title last season and a visit from Everton on Saturday on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season should give them a good indication of what is in store for the campaign.

The Molineux outfit have been highly active in the summer transfer market, with head coach Nuno Espirito Santo favouring his Portuguese homeland for quality recruits.

Goalkeeper Rui Patricio has arrived from Sporting Lisbon, while veteran Portugal midfielder Joao Moutinho looks to be a real bargain after joining from Monaco for a fee in the region of £5million.

Bonatini to score at anytime @ 6.50

In attack Leo Bonatini will be expected to build on the promise he showed as a loanee last season, while new loan arrival Raul Jimenez – a Mexico international – also needs to deliver in front of goal.

Bonatini scored 12 goals in 43 Championship appearances last term and is a decent option to score the first goal of the game, with a bouncing Molineux sure to be a cauldron of noise.

Wolves to win and both teams to score @ 4.30

Whether one goal will be enough to down the visitors has to be in doubt – with Wolves having conceded 39 goals in 46 league games last season, despite being crowned champions of the second tier.

Therefore, you might want to look towards Wolves to win and both teams to score as a possible outcome.

Visitors Everton will also have a Portuguese on their bench, with former Watford and Hull City coach Marco Silva taking over at Goodison Park and been allowed to draft in a number of new faces to try and improve on an eighth-place finish last season.

Three players having been recruited from Barcelona shows just how high the ambition from the Toffees is and they will be eager to prove a point against the most fancied of the newly-promoted teams.

Richarlison 4.35 to score at anytime

A lot of pressure will fall on the shoulders of £40million recruit Richarlison, who worked with Silva during his time in charge at Watford.

The Brazilian started with a bang with the Hornets, before going 26 league games without a goal from mid-November onwards.

He is a good price to score at any time at Molineux, while team-mate Cenk Tosun offers a little less value at 3.10 – with the Turkish frontman having netted five times in 14 Premier League outings following his January arrival from Besiktas.

Wolves to win by one goal @ at 3.70

Previous Molineux meetings between the two sides in the Premier League have resulted in just one home win, with Everton unbeaten in their last six clashes with the Midlanders.

However, everything seems set for Wolves to make their mark this time around and end their wait for a win over the Merseysiders which stretches back to May 2004.

It is unlikely that a victory, if it comes, will be of a comfortable nature, so the hosts to edge home by a one-goal margin is something to consider ahead of the weekend action.